As society meanders into an advance stage with increasing demands contributing to the fast depletion of natural resources such as timber worldwide. The need for green Eco friendly building products is becoming more significant today. Using of Eco friendly flooring products not only beautify one's home, it also helps one to play his or her part in giving back to the sustainable environment.
Here are a list of Eco Friendly indoor flooring options available in Singapore today:
1) Engineered Wood Flooring
Engineered wood flooring ensures the natural warmth and comfort of real wooden floors in your home while keeping a check on natural timber global resources. Responsible engineered wood flooring manufacturers take their raw materials from audited sustainable resources such that every timber taken, a new tree will be planted to replace it. Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and PEFC are important Eco labels an engineered wood flooring product should have.
Engineered wood floor is made into a "sandwiched" like structure which makes the entire floorboard highly stable, durable and strong enough to hold heavy weights (and people) steadily onto the ground. The good quality ones could last much longer as the home owner could re-varnish the surfaces and give it a new look and colour. There is a saying, "there are some things that are made to last" and surely, a good quality engineered wood flooring fits well into this category.
2) Laminate Flooring
Not really wood, but do look quite like it when you viewed laminate flooring from afar. Well, this is the strong part. No glue, uses a click locking system that basically fits and clicks everything in a quick manner. Turning what it used to take a week or so to complete installing solid wood on a typical four room HDB flat to just half a day for a job well done!
Hence, with no glue and no solid wood timber involvement, this makes laminate flooring one of the coolest Eco friendly flooring options of today!
However, the catch is, "water attack" may be an issue with laminate flooring. The home owner need to be careful with it; some tips of prevention could be shutting off windows before one leaves the house to avoid rainwater from thundering in; or add rugs on high moisture "catchment areas" such as the entrances from the bathrooms or the part right below the air conditioner.
Amidst the cluttering crowd of many laminate floor products available in the market today, it will be wiser for the home owners to select a good quality ones as well as getting a responsible flooring contractor who would help to do the backend job for the home owners should the need arises.
3) High End Resilient Flooring
Places right between laminate flooring and real wooden flooring is high end resilient flooring or HERF, in short. HERF, however, provides the benefits of both laminate flooring and real wood flooring. Similar to laminate flooring, installation of HERF is also glueless and using the universal click locking system. On top of that, it provides a solid feel when stepped on just like a real wood floor.
Adding cherry to the champagne, HERF is waterproof by nature. And yes, because of that, it makes itself a stronger substitute to traditional laminate flooring and parquet; over the years, the water issue thingy has finally been resolved with the HERF's technology.
Its highly slip resistant and waterproof properties makes high end resilient flooring warmly recommended for busy areas such as your kitchen, basement, as well as bathroom dry sanitary areas. Thus ensuring safety and a real "peace of mind".
Another thing that makes authentic high end resilient flooring much Eco-friendly is its ability to be re-used and renewed over and over again. This also helps home owners to save a bundle when we see things in long term. Responsible HERF contractors will usually have a sustainable renewal program which helps to keep the habit of "recycle, renew and reuse", going.
By looking into the possibility and availability of Eco friendly flooring options today, one gives a chance to contribute and make our sustainable environment a better place.
Evorich Flooring, is one of the most reputable flooring contractors in Singapore and the Asia Pacific region. Providing the end user with supply and installation of quality laminate flooring, high end resilient flooring, engineered timber flooring, wood floor, indoor and outdoor decking.
Evorich Flooring is also a member of National Wood Flooring Association and a strong advocate for introducing Eco green flooring into the building and construction industry worldwide. Moreover, Evorich Holdings has recently been awarded as one of the Promising SME 500 awards in Singapore & is the first flooring contractor in Singapore to win the Spirit of Enterprise Award 2011. Evorich has also recently been awarded the Orchid Trusted Brands 2012 for quality customer services in Singapore.
With continuous support for the Green Eco movement in Singapore, Evorich Flooring sponsors Miss Earth Singapore 2012. The group is also the Co-Sponsor & award presenter to Southeast Asia Property Awards. The biggest award event to recognize developers in Southeast Asia.